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Lake Michigan Party Boat Cruise
Lake Michigan Party Boat Cruise
Lake Michigan Party Boat Cruise
Lake Michigan Party Boat Cruise
Lake Michigan Party Boat Cruise

location_on The Playpen, CHI

Lake Michigan Party Boat Cruise

From$1800 $900

50% off

USE PROMO CODE "BUCKETLIST20" FOR 20% OFF (applies to all Saturday 3 hour charters for the 2022 season)

USE PROMO CODE "BUCKETLIST50" FOR 50% OFF (applies to all Weekday & Sunday Funday 3 hour charters for the 2022 season)

Bucket Listers is excited to partner with Tailgate the Lake to offer you exclusive ticket pricing:

🛳 Party Boat Cruise - 3 hours
💰 Black Friday Pricing for Saturday $1,440 (original price $1,800)
Black Friday Pricing for Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun $900 (original price $1,800)
Reservations start May 2022 and go all summer long!
📍Our Dock is located just North of the Chicago Yacht Club, 400 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Included with your reservation:
- Up to 12 passengers
- Coolers With Ice
- Beer Pong & Flip Cup Table
- Blue Tooth Sound System
- Bathroom
- Aqua Mat & Noodles For Swimming


BYOB: Boats are all BYOB - please bring cans when possible instead of glass!


Do all Tailgate The Lake charter boats have a licensed captain?

Absolutely yes!  All of our boats come with a licensed captain & a deckhand to ensure everyone is well taken care of!  Our boats are inspected and approved for commercial use by the U.S. Coast Guard, and all documentation is on board & renewed each year!

How many passengers can we have?

12 passengers


Yes!  We supply coolers & ice ~ you bring the beverages and snacks.

How long does each charter last?

We offer 90 minute and 3 hour charter time slots.

How do I leave gratuity for the crew?

Cash tips for the captain and mate are customary and appreciated!  You may also leave the tip on a credit card.

Is there a bathroom on board?

Yes!  All Tailgate The Lake charter boats have a bathroom.

Are life jackets provided?

Yes!  In accordance with the Coast Guard regulations, we carry a life jacket for every passenger on board, along with all required safety equipment.

What if it rains?

No problem at all ~ we will take care of you and your guests!  Weather happens, and technically we do operate rain or shine as our boats are fully covered with canvas, but if our captain cancels a charter due to severe weather or high seas, your charter will be rescheduled or  refunded.

What is the cancellation policy for other than weather?

We understand things come up, and also please understand that we have to keep a schedule, so we keep it simple and fair for everyone:

14 days out - full refund

7 days out - rain check for a future booking

6 days out or less - no refund available

Thank you for your understanding!

Are kids allowed to ride?

Yes!  All of our boats are private charters and all are welcome!

How do I sign a waiver?

A digital waiver is to be signed by each guest before the charter.  You can click to it from the receipt once you book a charter, or we can send you a link to the waiver too!

Is there parking?

We recommend taking an Uber/LYFT, but yes there is convenient parking available at the Millennium Lakeside garage (east exit).

Is smoking allowed?

No smoking on our boats.


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From$1800 $900

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